Definition of leguan in English:

leguan

(also likkewaan, leguaan)

noun

South african
  • A large African monitor lizard.

    • ‘This experience adds to a list of animals seen in and from our garden over the years: small grey mongooses, leguaans, spotted genets, and bushbuck.’
    • ‘We have a vacant plot next to our house and since the grass has caught up to a 6 foot wall, we are experiencing housebreaking, snakes, leguaans and scorpions.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from Dutch, probably from French l'iguane the iguana.

Pronunciation:

leguan

/ˈlɛɡjʊən/